1950s Hart Schaffner & Marx Trumpeter Sportswear sportcoat

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271570454167
This vintage jacket was made by Hart Schaffner & Marx in the late 1950s. It is made of striped dark blue and orange wool with a diamond weave. It has a three button front and notch lapels. The jacket is half-lined.

Chest (pit to pit): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 17-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″
Length (base of collar to hem): 29-3/4″

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Bergen White Homburg / Top Hat hybrid

Now on eBay! LINK

This is one of the most unusual vintage hats I’ve come across.  The hat is made of high quality white fur felt.  The crown says top hat, or at least flat top porkpie.  But the brim says homburg. If it were black, it would be like Johnny Depp’s hat in Dead Man.  But it’s white.  With a purple band.  And yet- this is no costume piece.  High quality felt, with equally high quality trimmings.There’s a bit of light staining that should be easy to remove. It’s white and everything shows.  It has a wide, supple russet leather sweatband, marked Bergen Custom Made Hats.  Bergen was located at 2982 Hudson Blvd, Jersey City, NJ.  This hat was “Styled in the English Manner” and is of 4x ( XXXX ) quality felt.  (Those of you in the know know that the the X system is meaningless as it differs arbitrarily: manufacturer to manufacturer and year to year). The liner logo is similar to that of Mallory, with the array of medals, but is otherwise very different.  Definitely an oddity of a hat.  
Size: 7-3/8Brim Width: 2-5/8″Crown Height: 4″Ribbon Width: 1-1/2″
   
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